Quick College

Quick’s rich history of community events and the amazing collage of residents reaches back to the 1920’s. An enormous bank of knowledge and skills has accumulated in our local area. The recently formed Quick College provides opportunities to share those skills.  This can take the form of a club, workshop, retreat, field trip or an activity yet to be imagined.  Quick College Coordinators Margie Waldie & Sue McDiarmid are at the ready to support facilitators/instructors to design, publicize and deliver as needed.  Upcoming Quick College events are communicated via email notices, posters, and on the Round Lake Community Association website Quick College page. The current poster with information and registration directions is attached:

In brief, this is what is coming up in the Spring Program.


Ukelele Lessons Oct 3 – Dec 5 2017

Introductory Ukulele Lessons and Monthly Uke Jams

Instructors: Philip and Donna Harness

Tuesdays: 7 pm October 3 thru December 5

Round Lake Hall

Seven introductory lessons of 60 – 80 minutes and 3 “Uke Jams” (first Tuesday of each month)

Class costs: $20 (to cover photocopying)

Those who took the 2017 Spring Lessons will get a refresher course and then will branch into more advanced techniques.

We will teach the basics starting from the very beginning and building skills as progress permits. We will tailor the lessons to the needs of the class. Participants can expect to learn simple strumming and chording so that they can play some fun songs. The more advanced and ambitious class members will be able to progress to some interesting techniques such as finger picking and the beginnings of melody work.

October 3 will be the first session, a Uke Jam. The Spring class members are encouraged to bring their ukulele binders and maybe a new song to share. (Please make 10 – 12 photocopies to hand out to participants.)

Following the first Uke Jam we will have a “dessert pot luck social hour”. Please bring a dessert to share.

Those who own a ukulele should bring it along to the first session. Those who do not, are strongly advised to wait until after October 3 when we will discuss costs and sources of good quality instruments. (We will ask the other more experienced students to share their instruments and expertise so everyone gets a chance to play on October 3.)

For more info: email Quick College, or phone Sue at 250-846-9390.



Intermediate Beekeeping

Learn about Biology, Life Habits, and Management of the Western Honey Bee for honey, wax, pollen and other products including bees. 

Time and Location: Saturday, June 10th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Round Lake Hall, and Sunday, June 11, Noon to 3 p.m. at Eric’s apiary, 17777 Quick East Rd.

Prerequisites: previous experience, study or strong interest in beekeeping.

Instructor: Eric Anderson. Eric earned a Beemasters degree from SFU and his BC Honey Producers instructor certification, and has 50 years of beekeeping experience.

Cost: $100 or $75 for members of the Round Lake Community Association in both 2016 and 2017. Register with Eric by June 2nd, by email: lyricbridge@gmail.com or phone 250-846-5565.

Intermediate Beekeeping Info Sheet


Download the Spring Poster

Access our Event Calendar to check upcoming dates.

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions, please contact Quick College Coordinators by email at: quickcollege@roundlakebc.com